Butterfly Milkweed

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If you want monarch butterflies to visit your garden this fall and spring, planting milkweed in your landscape is a must!

Along with providing a host and nectar source for monarch butterflies, milkweed also provides aesthetic beauty in your landscape with its unique blooms. It is, however, picky about how it is transplanted and cared for. Today I’m going to give you some easy steps and tricks of the trade for successfully planting your milkweed. Fall is the best time to plant for our native pollinators.

(Reference - Rainbowgardens)


Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa
Butterfly Milkweed

Butterfly Weed is the iconic, bright orange beauty that's a staple in every butterfly garden. This showy native wildflower is easy to grow, cold hardy, and does well in poor, dry soils. Long-lasting clusters of small, flat-topped flowers are crowned with a yellow, sun-kissed "corona" and bloom from June through August. Butterfly Weed is an important nectar source for Monarch butterflies and its leaves provide essential food for developing Monarch caterpillars - but expect to see a variety of pollinators making use of this plant.

Asclepias tuberosa, also known as butterfly weed, is native to the following states in the United States:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Maine
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin



I love Native Sunflowers in my home garden and landscape.

Mary Hoggins
Tyler, Texas

Last year in the Fall, I collected a lot of seeds I planted this year.

Author's name
Dallas, Texas

They really added a big splash of color to the front of my house garden bed. Love them!

Audrey Long
Mobile, Alabama

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